Gabrielle Roth’s 5Rhythms®

In Flowing we listen to our body.  We nurture it the way we would water a seedling.  Allowing movement exactly how it needs to.  With fluidity, continuity, with breath.  We follow our feet.

If we have listened enough we have energy we need to express.  In Staccato we move outwards with clarity, definition, purpose. Percussive, directional, goal oriented movement.

In Chaos, we meet complexity and surrender to it.  We soften and shake out.  We let go of that which we can’t control and just hang in there waiting for the storm to pass.

In Lyrical the sun breaks through.  We re-discover an essence that was always there, obscured by mental distress and distraction.  We move with lightness, spontaneity, with a full shameless and joyful expression of our true creative self.

In Stillness – we meet that which is bigger than us.  The sense of awe and wonder of the universe, of life and death.  The bigness inside of us.  We move with a presence and grace, drawing on a deep gratitude that the miracle of living bestows on us.

Gabrielle Roth

gabrielle-rothFebruary 4, 1941 – October 22, 2012

Gabrielle Roth’s first book – Maps to Ecstasy is fantastic reading and we would recommend it to anyone wanting to deepen their understanding of the 5Rhythms practice.  Gabrielle wrote 2 other books, Sweat Your Prayers and Connections as well as producing several CDs and DVDs of 5Rhythms music, some with instruction.  For more information visit the Gabrielle Roth Shop

Useful Links

Gabrielle Roth’s Wikipedia page

Official 5Rhythms Website

Official 5Rhythms Website (Victoria page)

Moving Essence Facebook Page